Posted on November 04, 2019 by Chad Pegura | 45 comments
There are many causes of muscle pain, stemming from sports injuries all the way to chronic illnesses. The causes of this pain can vary depending on the person. Some of the most common causes of muscle pain include:
No matter what the cause, muscle pain can range from mildly annoying to completely debilitating. It can cause you to put your life on hold while you find ways to deal with the discomfort. Both over-the-counter pain relievers and prescription medication can have unwanted side-effects, leaving people to search for natural remedies to ease their muscle pain.
Essential oils have been used to treat illness and pain for centuries. A drop or two can help the ease pain and tension, whether diluted in a carrier oil and used for a massage or added to an essential oil diffuser for inhalation.
Use these oils on their own or use a pre-made essential oil blend that contains one or more of them.
Stress can have a dramatic effect on the body. When the body is stressed, it causes muscles to tense up and become rigid. This is the body’s natural response to guard itself against injury. When the stressful event is over, the muscles can relax back to their natural state.
Chronic stress is different. A body that is under chronic stress remains in a constant state of tension. When muscles stay tight, it can lead to stress-related disorders such as migraines or tension headaches. Chronic stress can also be responsible for continual pain in the:
Chronic stress can cause more than just muscle pain. It can cause damage to other systems of the body such as the digestive system, immune system, and endocrine system. This is what makes stress-control an essential part of your well-being. By taking steps to reduce stress, it can help to ease the pain and illness that can accompany it.
Essential oils can play a large role in reducing the effects of stress. Many people use aromatherapy as a natural medicine for the mind, body, and spirit. Certain essential oils have properties that can help you relax by putting your muscles into a natural state. A review in Psychology Today lists essential oils as an effective treatment to reduce stress and relieve tension. Here are the oils you should try:
Use these essential oils alone in your essential oil diffuser, or use an essential oil blend that contains one or more of them. Sit back and relax as you inhale the compounds that can lead to reduced tension and increased wellbeing.
You can also use essential oils in a relaxing massage by diluting them with a carrier oil and rubbing it into the affected area. Create your own blend that does double-duty to ease both muscle pain and release tension:
Mix all ingredients together and use as needed. Keep the bottle covered tightly.